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Greatest English love poems

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Greatest English love poems
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“I LOVE YOU”

BY CARL SANDBERG

I love you for what you are,
but I love you yet more for what you are going to be.
I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals.
I pray for your desires that they may be great,
rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little.
A satisfied flower is one whose petals are about to fall.
The most beautiful rose is one hardly more than a bud
wherein the pangs and ecstasies of desire are working
for larger and finer growth. Not always shall you be
what you are now?
You are going forward toward something great.
I am on the way with you and therefore I love you.

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“A LOVE SONG FOR LUCINDA”

BY LANGSTON HUGHES

Love
Is a ripe plum
Growing on a purple tree.
Taste it once
And the spell of its enchantment
I will never let you be.
Love
Is a bright star
Glowing in far Southern skies.
Look too hard
And its burning flame
Will always hurt your eyes.
Love
Is a high mountain
Stark in a windy sky.
If you
Would never lose your breath
Do not climb too high.

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“TO AN ARMY WIFE IN SARDIS”

FROM SAPPHO TRANSLATED BY MARY BARNARD

To an army wife, in Sardis:
Some say a cavalry corps,
some infantry, some, again,
will maintain that the swift oars
of our fleet are the finest
sight on dark earth; but I say
that whatever one loves, is.
This is easily proved: did
not Helen—she who had scanned
the flower of the world’s manhood—
choose as first among men one
who laid Troy’s honor in ruin?
warped to his will, forgetting
love due to her blood, her own
child, she wandered far with him.
So Anactoria, although you
being far away forget us,
the dear sound of your footstep
and light glancing in your eyes
would move me more than glitter
of Lydian horse or armored
the tread of mainland infantry

“RONDEL OF MERCILESS BEAUTY”

BY GEOFFREY CHAUCER

Your two great eyes will slay me suddenly;
Their beauty shakes me who was once serene;
Straight through my heart, the wound is quick and keen. Only your word will heal the injury
To my hurt heart, while yet the wound is clean—
Your two great eyes will slay me suddenly;
Their beauty shakes me who was once serene. Upon my word, I tell you faithfully
Through life and after death you are my queen;
For my death, the whole truth shall be seen.
Your two great eyes will slay me suddenly;
Their beauty shakes me who was once serene;
Straight through my heart, the wound is quick and keen.

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Greatest English love poems

“WITCH WIFE”

BY EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY

She is neither pink nor pale,
And she never will be all mine;
She learned her hands in a fairy-tale,
And her mouth on a valentine.
She has more hair than she needs;
In the sun ’is a woe to me!
And her voice is a string of colored beads,
Or steps leading into the sea.
She loves me all that she can,
And her ways to my ways resign;
But she was not made for any man,
And she never will be all mine.

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